Arkville

Arkville water project to break ground

Staff report
Work is expected to get underway this week on an upgrade to the Arkville Water District.
Hubbell Inc. of Margaretville was the winning bidder for the water main construction and will be starting this phase of the project.

One phase of the project involves replacing deteriorating water distribution mains along Route 28 and eliminating two dead-ends in the distribution system to improve efficiency.


13 area students receive ARC scholarships

Walton — The Arc of Delaware County recently awarded scholarships to Delaware County students planning to enter a field of study that would directly benefit people with disabilities. Every school district in the county was represented. The recipients of these grants were selected based on demonstrated scholastic ability and also for their service to a community or school organization. Students that were awarded the scholarships are entering various fields of study such as psychology, nursing, social work, human resources, and sign language.


Heat wave made for a hot time in Arkville

Staff report
Anyone who went to the websites for AOL Weather or AccuWeather on Friday to check the forecast for Arkville would have been startled to discover that the current temperature and daytime high was listed at a mind boggling 131 degrees Fahrenheit. The fact that not one, but two internationally known websites listed the same temperature error made the situation all the more bizarre, especially since they operate independently of one another. Had anyone taken the reading seriously, the tiny hamlet of Arkville would have become the center of national news coverage.


Twilight on the Rails rolls Saturday at D&U

There’s no better way to spend a lovely summer evening than on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad listening to great music as you roll along beside the East Branch of the Delaware River. On Saturday, September 4, the Blues Maneuver will take to the rails on the historic D&URR from 6-8:30 p.m. for a slow moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.


Quilting demos at market Saturday

Halcottsville —The textile team of Jeremy and Claire Herz will demonstrate fusible quilting techniques from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 4 as the final event of the ”Catskill Arts & Air” festival series at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville. Events are free.


Recycled art demo Sat. at market

The Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild presents craft artisan Lisa Scalf who will demonstrate how she takes recycled cans and fabricates them into footstools and other fun items on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville as part of the “Catskill Arts & Air” series.


Robberies planned Saturday, Aug. 28 at D&U Railroad

Arkville — Reports are coming in from other railroads in the region of the return of the infamous Shadows of the Old West. These bandits are making their presence known on every pay train that rolls on the rails.


Arkville man killed in Route 28 accident

By Brian Sweeney
Jordan SoderbackJordan SoderbackA 19-year-old Arkville man was killed August 10 in an automobile accident on Route 28 near Boiceville.

Justin Soderback was ejected from a vehicle operated by another Arkville resident, Erica M. Miller. Police said the vehicle rolled over and pinned Soderback. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


WDC advisor to attend World Water Conference

Arkville — The Water Discovery Center (WDC), in its efforts to reach out to international experts concerned with water resources, will send a member of its National Advisory Board to the annual session of World Water Week, in Stockholm, Sweden September 5 through 11.


Arkville man killed in one-car accident

Jordan Soderback, 19, of Arkville was killed in a one-car accident on Route 28 in Olive Tuesday afternoon, August 10. The driver of the vehicle, Erica Miller, 31, also of Arkville, was charged with driving under the influence of narcotics and endangering the welfare of a child.


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